Back To News

Fall Gig Harbor Calendar of Events Set for 2014

Gig Harbor, Wash. – August 21, 2014 – There are many outstanding events in our community to round out this beautiful summer season, and into fall. Events include festivals, runs, walks and performances, and some great autumn options. Information on these events as well as tempting hotel deals and fabulous dining can be found by visiting Gig Harbor’s community website www.gigharborguide.com:

Now – September 14th Harbor History Museum presents “15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition” www.harborhistorymuseum.org

August 30th Fifth Annual Over the Narrows Half Marathon at 8am and 5K at 8:15am. A day of fitness and fun for running enthusiasts and the entire family! www.OvertheNarrows.com

September 13th Harbor Hounds Walk the Town – bring your pooch and enjoy the 12th annual dog walk in the harbor from 10am-3pm. Registration required. www.harborhounds.com

September 19th – 21st The 21st Annual Open Studio Tour 10am-5pm. Explore artist studios as they are open to the public during this FREE three-day event.www.gigharboropenstudiotour.org

September 20th Donkey Creek Chum Festival 10am-4pm – celebrating the 8th annual event at the Harbor History Museum, the Chum Fest celebrates the salmon, our fishing heritage, and the environment. www.gigharborguide.com

September 27th Glass Pumpkin Patch, Uptown Gig Harbor, 9am-4pm featuring 2000 hand blown glass pumpkins crafted by local artisans www.tacomaglassblowing.com

September 28th Race for a Soldier Half Marathon – support this amazing event that helps soldiers give themselves “Permission To Start Dreaming”. 8am start time. www.RaceForASoldier.org

October 4th Scarecrow Festival at Sehmel Homestead Park, Scarecrow Festival includes lots of music, Scarecrow contest, games, hay rides, pony rides and pumpkin launcher. Donation of $2 asked per child. www.penmetparks.org

September 27th - November 15th Harbor History Museum hosts the “Peninsula Art League 2014 Open Juried Art Show” www.harborhistorymuseum.org

October 16th - 19th Gig Harbor Film Festival – this amazing four day event features independent, foreign, full feature, shorts, documentary, animated and more, as well as a 72-Hour Film Competition, Kidsfest and workshops. www.gigharborfilmfestival.org

October 30th Giant Pumpkin Carving, Uptown Gig Harbor – watch master pumpkin sculptor Russ Leno from 9:30am-3:00pm www.uptowngigharbor.com

October 31st Uptown (4-6pm www.uptowngigharbor.com) and Downtown (3-6pm www.gigharborwaterfront.org) Trick or Treat events.

November 13th Girls Night Out in Downtown Gig Harbor – kick off holiday shopping! Shop and dine from noon to nine! Lots of great activities, goodie bags, door prizes music and more. www.gigharborwaterfront.org

November 27th Gig Harbor Turkey Trot – 5K & 10K every Thanksgiving morning brings out hundreds of people before they sit down for their annual feast! 8am start. Join the fun! www.holmeschiropractic.net

Learn more about these and other Gig Harbor events and activities at www.gigharborguide.com.